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Purple Black White Greetings

Hi Everyone. I have a 2nd card that I have made for the current Color Throwdown challenge. I decided to try an old technique of colour smooshing. I still love this technique because each piece comes out so differently. When I started this card using my Tim Holtz Distress Inks (Seedless Preserves, Wilted Violet and Shaded Lilac) I had hoped that it would be a 1 layer card but I wasn’t overly happy with the larger piece of smooshing so I decided that instead of throwing the whole thing in the bin I would try and salvage a part that I did like.

And this is the card that came out of it:
Purple Black WhiteAs you can see I didn’t end up with the 1 layer I first started making but I am happy with the end result.

Using my Hinged Stamper as I never trust myself to get a perfect image 1st time I stamped the Tulip Image from a Darkroom Door Stamp Set using My Favorite Things Hybrid Black Ink. I cut down my smooshed and stamped piece and then using my Perfect Layers tool I made a 3 step graduated mat for my focal piece. Since I ended up with a piece a lot smaller than I was intending I went rummaging in my sticker stash for something I could use around the border of the card base and I found these border stickers of black and gold and I thought they made a nice touch. The sentiment is also a sticker set from my stash as well. And that completed the card.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my creation. So that I know that you stopped on by my blog today could I ask you to consider doing a couple of things. The first is hitting the like button and the 2nd is if you have a question or a comment about my creation please don’t hesitate to write something in the rely box.

And finally I leave you with this thought for today:
llp sisyphus
My Name

Challenge I am entering:
Color Throwdown #465

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A Different Birthday Card

Hello Everyone. I’m in blogland again! I have been here before but life decided it wouldn’t let me continue but I was determined to get back here again.

I don’t know if I’m the only one but how do you feel about being pushed outside your comfort zone? I don’t like it at all – I feel all awkward and I also feel like I am walking on a tightrope. This is a little how I felt about the Color Throwdown challenge that is up at the moment. Don’t get me wrong I love these colors but I wanted to push myself with this combo – I don’t usually go dark hues I am usually work in the lighter hues.  So I pushed myself to go darker and I am actually happy with the results.
A different Bday Card1Since I was going outside of my comfort zone I decided to fall back on a definite favorite of mine and that is starting with a sketch and Case this Sketch came to the rescue. Then I searched my stash for a paper pack that I could use with the color challenge.  I found in my stash a paper pack from Kasiercraft called “13th Hour” and I liked some of the papers and thought I could use it for my challenges.

Here’s a close up of the card
A different Bday Card.jpgThis is a pretty simple card but I am happy with how it has turned out. I heat embossed with white for the birthday greeting and popped the center pieces up on foam tape.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my creation.  If you could think about liking my post so that I know that you stopped by that would be great. Also if you have a question or wish to leave a comment about my creation please don’t hesitate to so down below.

And I leave you with this thought for today:
Where ever you find yourself today, be the best You that you can be. You never know you may be the answer to someone prayer.

My Name

CHALLENGES I’m entering
Color Throwdown #465
Case This Sketch #244